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Rio Olympics: Security fears as construction begins

Organisers of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are playing down fears over security after a spate of recent deadly violence in the city.

Construction work has begun on the Olympic site, days after it was decided the army would take on peacekeeping duties in the poorer parts of the city.

Security forces were involved in a week-long stand-off with drug dealers in the Alemao favela last month.

Damon Embling reports.

  • 10 Dec 2010
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